25 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN EBONIZED, GILTWOOD AND SPECIMEN MARBLE CENTER TABLE
The octagonal top with a game board, above a frieze centered with a rosette to each side, above four lion monopodia legs joined at the bottom by a plinth and raised on ball feet
30 in. (76 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) diameter
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The table came from the collection at Ven House, the majestic early Georgian brick manor built for James Medlycott (d. 1731) near Sherborne in Somerset. Ven's elegantly appointed interiors defined by its mixture of English furnishings, European classicism and portraits were sold by its most recent owner in Christie's house sale, 21-22 June 1999. The table was located in the wonderfully architectural Library presided over by a pair of massive Atlas figures once owned by Emilio Terry.
Ven House, near Sherborne, Somerset; Christie's House Sale, 21-22 June 1999, lot 440.
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